Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET BARRACUDA RAF Wittering (United Kingdom) 13 APRIL - 27 APRIL 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
138 TFG/125 TFS
(
Tulsa, Oklahoma ANG)
A-7D/K (12) OK (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger A-7D 69-6218 69-6221 69-6232 70-0959 70-0976 70-1031 70-1037 70-1039 71-0366 74-1751 74-1758 A-7K 80-0295
Further Info

Arrived from Pittsburgh. Command Post EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS also landed at Wittering (departing to Mildenhall same day). Departed using Callsigns Paddy 51-56, 61-66.

 
ffffffffffffffffff A-7D 74-1751 seen on an overcast April day at RAF Wittering. It wears the then quite new Euro-One scheme.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
SALTY BEE '85 Aviano AB (Italy) 25 APRIL - 23 MAY 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
67 TRW/91 TRS
(
Bergstrom AFB, Tactical Air Command)
RF-4C (18) BA (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 66-0393 66-0408 66-0419 66-0427 66-0472 67-0428 67-0432 67-0433[1] 67-0435
stagger 67-0440 67-0452[3] 67-0461 67-0466 68-0579 68-0591[2] 72-0147 72-0149 72-0151
Further Info

Via Torrejon en route to CONUS
[1]
Went u/s at Aviano departed to RAF Alconbury 9 June, departed to CONUS 19 June with ex 10 TRW RF-4C 68-0568 [2] Marked '91 TRS/AMU' for squadron commander. [3] Arrived with orange tail stripe but repainted to red/white during deployment.

 
ffffffffffffffffff 67-0433, seen here landing at Aviano, went unserviceable and re-positioned to RAF Alconbury on 9 June.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Sergio Bottaro/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET VENOM Sivrihisar (Turkey) 4 MAY - 18 MAY 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
301 TFW/457 TFS
(
Carswell AFB, Air Force Reserve)
F-4D (9) TH (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
419 TFW (507 TFG)/465 TFS
(
Tinker AFB, Air Force Reserve Command)
F-4D (9) SH (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info

No serials identified. Staged via Lajes AB.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET BUFFALO RAF Waddington (United Kingdom) 11 MAY - 8 JUNE 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
114 TFG/175 TFS
(
Sioux Falls, South Dakota ANG)
A-7D/K (12) SD (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger A-7D 70-0960 70-0962 70-0964 70-0996 70-1030 71-0338 71-0349 72-0176[2] 72-0195 75-0388 75-0389 A-7K 80-0292
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
132 TFW/124 TFS
(
Des Moines, Iowa ANG)
A-7D/K (12) IA (red/yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger A-7D 69-6203 71-0295 71-0309 71-0318 72-0213[1] 72-0253[1] 75-0397 75-0399 75-0401 75-0402 75-0403 A-7K 81-0077
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
185 TFG/174 TFS
(
Sioux City, Iowa ANG)
A-7D/K (12) HA (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger A-7D 69-6215 69-6230 70-0932 71-0327 71-0358 72-0182 72-0190 72-0193 74-1750 75-0405 75-0407 A-7K 81-0073
Further Info

Callsigns on arrival were: 175 TFS Hop 51-56, 61-66; 124 TFS Hop 11-15, 21-26; 174 TFS Hop 31-36, 41-46. 8 TDCS EC-135Ks 55-3118 & 59-1518 supported the deployment/re-deploy (landing RAF Upper Heyford on the 11 May and from Mildenhall on the 8 June)
[1] Returned to Waddington with problems, repositioned to RAF Mildenhall, finally departing 14 June. [2] Attended RAF Mildenhall's Air Fete on 25/26 May

 
ffffffffffffffffff South Dakota Guard A-7D 71-0349 taxi's out during 'Coronet Buffalo', one of thirty six (YES that's right 36!!) ffffffffffFFFFfffffffCorsair II's deployed to RAF Waddington during May/June 1985.
fffffffffffffffffffffff© Ashley Annis/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET CRUSADER RAF Bentwaters (United Kingdom) 21 MAY - 19 JUNE 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
474 TFW/429 TFS
(
Nellis AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16A (12) NA (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 79-0380[4] 79-0388[1] 79-0393[1][5] 79-0399 79-0403 79-0405 79-0406 79-0407[5] 80-0474(yl/rd/bl)[2][3] 80-0484 80-0485 80-0492[2]
Further Info

Command Post was EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS (which landed at Bentwaters and from Mildenhall for the re-deploy)
[1]
Arrived 31 May [2] Arrived 25 May [3] Marked '474 TFW' [4] marked '429 TFS' [5] Diverted to RAF Alconbury en route to Nellis 19 June, departed for home 22 June

 
ffffffffffffffffff 429th TFS 'Flagship' 79-0380 seen taxi-ing out for a training mission at RAF Bentwaters on 30 May 1985.
fffffffffffffffffffffff© Stuart Freer
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SABRE Hohn AB (West Germany) 30 MAY - 14 JUNE 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
175 TFG/104 TFS
(
Baltimore Airport, Maryland ANG)
A-10A (12) MD (Unknown - except where noted)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0682(wh/yl) 78-0683(wh/yl) 78-0693 78-0694 78-0702 78-0704(rd/wh) 78-0705 78-0717 78-0719 78-0720 79-0082 79-0089
Further Info

 

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET COBRA Karup AB (Denmark) 13 JUNE - 3 JULY 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
347 TFW/69 TFS
(
Moody AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (12) MY (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info

No serials identified. Command Post for the re-deploy was EC-135K 55-3118 8 TDCS which was noted at RAF Lakenheath 2/3 July.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET GLADIATOR Wittmundhafen AB (West Germany) 1 JULY - 29 JULY 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
4 TFW/335 TFS
(Seymour-Johnson AFB, Tactical Air Command
)
F-4E (12) SJ (green)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 66-0309 66-0320 67-0210 67-0308[2] 67-0379[3] 72-0136 72-0141 72-1478 73-1165[1] 73-1183[3] 73-1187 74-1640[2]
Further Info

Deployment Command Post duties performed by EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS (arrived RAF Mildenhall 1 July)
[1]
Diverted to RAF Upper Heyford, arrived 2 July. [2] Arrived later, unknown date. [3] Diverted to RAF Upper Heyford 29 July, departed to CONUS unknown date.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET COMET RAF Woodbridge (United Kingdom) 24 JULY - 20 AUGUST 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
354 TFW/353 TFS
(
Myrtle Beach AFB, Tactical Air Command)
A-10A (12) MB (red)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0589 78-0622 78-0663 78-0664 78-0668 78-0677 78-0687 79-0112 79-0116 79-0128 79-0158[1] 82-0661
Further Info

8 A-10As departed to West Germany late July (unknown date), returned on the 9 August. EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS supported the deployment to Woodbridge (Landed Mildenhall)
[1] Marked 'Panther One' on the nose.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SNIPE II Ingolstadt-Manching AB (West Germany) 27 JULY - 10 AUGUST 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
152 TRG/192 TRS
(
Reno ANGB, Nevada ANG)
RF-4C (12) - (white/red/blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 64-1014 64-1016 64-1019 64-1021 64-1022 64-1029 64-1030 65-0832[1] 65-0864[1] 65-0870[1] 65-0876[1] 65-0897
Further Info

Arrived using Runny 51-56, 61-66 callsigns. Support EC-135K 59-1518 landed at Mildenhall on the 27 July and again on 8 August for the re-deploy. All 12 RF-4C's departed as Irk 51-56, 61-66. Nevada ANG History document states: "Over 300 personnel from the 152nd TRG deployed to Ingolstadt, West Germany (with some medical personnel deploying to Wiesbaden AB) for up to 21 days making this the largest peacetime training overseas deployment for the Nevada Air National Guard" Same document refers to deployment as 'CORONET SNIPE II' (see Deployments 1978 for first CORONET SNIPE)
[1] Diverted to RAF Alconbury 10 August, departed to CONUS as Retro 71-74 on 15 August.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET SCORPION Ørland AB (Norway) 1 AUGUST - 29 AUGUST 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
388 TFW
(
Hill AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-16 (12) HL (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info
No serials or squadron identified. Command Post was EC-135K 55-3118 which arrived at RAF Mildenhall on 1 August.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET BOAR Sembach AB (West Germany) 5 AUGUST - 30 AUGUST 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
434 TFW/45 TFS
(Grissom AFB
, Air Force Reserve Command)
A-10A (1) IN (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 77-0234
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
442 TFW/303 TFS
(Richards Gebaur AFB
, Air Force Reserve Command)
A-10A (4) KC (black/yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 79-0090 79-0091 79-0109 79-0164
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
917 TFG/47 TFS
(Barksdale AFB
, Air Force Reserve Command)
A-10A (1) BD (green)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 78-0582
Further Info

Crews from all three squadrons rotated.

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET METEOR Spangdahlem AB (West Germany) 17 AUGUST - 31 AUGUST 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
116 TFW/128 TFS
(
Dobbins AFB, Georgia ANG)
F-4D (11) - (black/yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 66-7539 66-7588 66-7604 66-7623 66-7676 66-7689 66-7702 66-7714 66-7721 66-7735 66-7768
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
187 TFG/160 TFS
(
Montgomery, Alabama ANG)
F-4D (11) AL (red/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 66-7514 66-7575 66-7591[1] 66-7619[1] 66-7629 66-7649 66-7664 66-7708 66-7728 66-7745 66-7754
Further Info
Command post for the deployment/re-deployment was EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS (Arrived Spangdahlem 17 August and departed from Mildenhall 31 August)
[1]
Diverted to RAF Alconbury 31 August, departed to CONUS unknown date. One other unidentified F-4D failed to depart Spangdahlem.
 
ffffffffffffffffff 66-7768 an F-4D from the 128 TFS, Georgia ANG taxi's back to the HAS complex at Spangdahlem.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Aeroslides/Peter Greengrass Collection
 
ffffffffffffffffff Taxi-ing out to fly another mission during 'Coronet Meteor' is F-4D 66-7629, assigned to the 160 TFS, 187 TFG.
ffffffffffffffffffffff© Unknown/Via Aeroslides/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP (Autumn Forge) CFB Lahr (West Germany) 22 AUGUST - 22 SEPTEMBER 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
33 TFW/59 TFS
(
Eglin AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-15A/D (24) EG (yellow)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger F-15A 75-0025 75-0026 75-0037 75-0048 75-0050 75-0052 75-0055 75-0056 75-0057 75-0065 75-0072 75-0074
stagger 75-0075 76-0009 76-0026 76-0028 76-0036 76-0041 76-0044 76-0046 F-15D 82-0046 82-0047 82-0048
Further Info
8 TDCS Command Post EC-135K (no serial) recovered to RAF Upper Heyford 22 August.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET THUD Skrydstrup AB (Denmark) 24 AUGUST - 7 SEPTEMBER 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
419 TFG/466 TFS
(
Hill AFB, Air Force Reserve)
F16A/B (12) HI (yellow/black)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger  F-16A 78-0022 78-0024 78-0025 78-0027 78-0043 78-0050 78-0052 78-0053 78-0070 78-0060 78-0041 F-16B 79-0419
Further Info

Arrived as Gem 11-16, 21-26. Departed direct to Hill AFB.
F-16A's 78-0019 & 78-0021 have also been reported as part of this deployment (the serials above have all been confirmed from photos apart from 78-0041)

 
ffffffffffffffffff 466th TFS F-16A 78-0052 photographed at Skrydstrup AB, Denmark during 'Coronet Thud'. This was the second
fffffffffffffffffffffffof three deployments they would make to this base, in 1981 they had deployed with F-105 'Thuds' and would fffffffffffffffffffffffreturn again in 1988. © Unknown/Via Aeroslides/Peter Greengrass Collection
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CRESTED CAP (Autumn Forge) Ramstein AB (West Germany) 26 AUGUST - 26 SEPTEMBER 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
4 TFW/336 TFS
(
Seymour-Johnson AFB, Tactical Air Command)
F-4E (24) SJ (yellow/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 72-0142 72-0161 72-0162 72-1479 73-1160 73-1164 73-1165 73-1167 73-1171(multi)[2] 73-1187 73-1188
stagger  74-0646 74-0649 74-0665 74-1040 74-1041 74-1042 74-1043 74-1621 74-1624 74-1626 74-1631 74-1637[1] 74-1649
Further Info

Last F-4 CRESTED CAP deployment. EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS acted as Command Post and landed Rhein-Main AB on 26 August.
[1] Still at Ramstein 28 September (Was photographed this date with tanks/baggage pods, so probably leaving this date) [2] Marked '4 TFW'

 
ffffffffffffffffff Undergoing some routine maintenance at Ramstein AB on 18 September is F-4E 73-1171(Marked for the 4th TFW
ffffffffffffffffffffff Wing Commander). This was the last F-4 'Crested Cap' deployment. © Scott Wilson
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET PANTHER Evenes AB* (Norway) 6 SEPTEMBER - 21 OCTOBER 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
192 TFG/149 TFS
(
Byrd Field, Virginia ANG)
A-7 (12) VA (Unknown)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger
Further Info
No serials identified. Routed via NAS Keflavik 5 September. EC-135K 55-3118 8 TDCS arrived at RAF Mildenhall 6 September after acting as Command Post.
* 1985 report's suggest Bodø as being the destination for this deployment, but 192 TFW History states Evenes.
 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET VAMPIRE Rygge AB (Norway) 8 SEPTEMBER - ca. SEPTEMBER 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
169 TFG/157 TFS
(
McEntire ANGB, South Carolina ANG)
F-16A (8 or 12) SC (blue/white)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 79-0321
Further Info

Only 1 F-16A identified (from photo). Command Post EC-135K 55-3118 8 TDCS supported the deployment (recovering to Mildenhall). It was also back at Mildenhall on the 19 September and might have been involved in the re-deploy?

 

Deployment - (Exercise Name)

Deployment Base (Country) Deployment Dates
CORONET MOSQUITO
(Display Determination)
Verona - Villafranca AB (Italy) 14 SEPTEMBER - 27 SEPTEMBER 1985
Wing/Squadron (Base/Command) Aircraft Type (Number Deployed) Tailcode (colour)
434 TFW/45 TFS
(
Grissom AFB, Air Force Reserve)
A-10A (12) IN (blue)
stagger Deployed Aircraft Serials (Colour) [notes]
stagger 76-0535 77-0181(bl/wh) 77-0184 77-0193(bl/wh) 77-0194 77-0229(bl/wh) 77-0230 77-0234(bl/wh) 77-0239 77-0244 77-0249(bl/wh) 77-0257
Further Info

Command Post EC-135K 59-1518 8 TDCS landed at Aviano 14 September and 55-3118 (operating from RAF Fairford) supported the re-deploy via Lajes.

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